Virtual Instructional Coaching: Breaking Down Barriers to Teacher Learning
Instructional coaching is a practice with the potential to bridge the gap between theory and practice and ensure all students gain access to high-quality instruction. However, in geographically and otherwise isolated areas, instructional coaching often seems out of reach and impossible to implement. Dr. Myers and Dr. Rowland have been studying a virtual instructional coaching model that could provide all teachers the opportunity to engage in job-embedded, ongoing, sustained, context-considerate, personalized professional learning focused on student learning needs. During this session, participants will learn about the virtual coaching model being implemented, view preliminary data, engage with coaching session transcripts, and discuss with other participants what professional learning barriers still need to be addressed.